LSU returned to the pinnacle of college baseball on Monday, defeating SEC rival Florida, 18-4, to win its seventh national championship and the 2023 College World Series.
Led by second-year head coach Jay Johnson - who became the first coach to win a title prior to his third season at an institution - LSU (54-17) overcame a 2-0 first-inning deficit by scoring six in the second and four in the fourth inning to take a commanding 10-2 lead. The Tigers captured five national titles (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 2000) under legendary head coach Skip Bertman, and added a sixth when third-year head coach Paul Mainieri won the championship series in 2009 over Texas.Every starter in the LSU lineup had at least one hit in Monday's victory. Centerfielder Dylan Crews, third baseman Tommy White (St. Pete, Florida) and rightfielder Brayden Jobert each collected four hits.
Offensively, the Tigers amassed 24 hits, the program's most hits in a CWS game. Eleven Tigers recorded at least one hit in the contest.